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Thread: rotary cutters?

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    Which rotary cutter do you prefer and why? My favorite is the Martelli ergo, because I can cut for hours and not have pain in my wrists. Just curious to see what others prefer.

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    Martelli for me!!!!

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    Another vote for the Martelli Ergo (left-handed).

    Cindy likes the standard Clover better though.

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    I still use my Olfa one.

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    Martelli! Definitely saves my wrist.

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    I have a Martha Stewart cutter and I love it. It's just the right size for my hands, which are not dainty. The only problem is I can't find blades for it.

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    Cjomomma, my Walmart had the MS rotary tools and blades on clearance a little while back. I started to get them since they were so cheap, but I promised myself I'd stop buying stuff just because it on sale, LOL!

    If I had known, I would have got them all for you.

    Maybe them clearing them out means they may quit making them?

    ETA: I'm in Eastern Ky, btw.

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    I dearly love my Gingher! The weight of it and how it fits my hand is a dream come true.

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    Martelli, but the little plastic part that holds the spring broke off. Now I use a rubber band to hold it open while cutting and closed while not in use. I need to look on line for a replacement. My friend got one on Overstock.com, but I do not remember the price.

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    I use a cheapo fiskar, my mom has one of the olfas and I just can't work that thing. lol I think you have to hold it at a really funny angle to get the blade on the fabric.

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    I've only used an olfa.....but I like it :)

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    I have a fiskar too.

    I have a olfa too. I forgot about that one it is in the basement.

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    My daughter bought me a fiskars. I really like it. It is pink with flowers on it. It works great for me!

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    I bought a Gingher one on e-bay and I don't care for it - the blade seemed to get dull really fast.

    I like the olfa ergonomic ones that automatically cover the blade when they are put down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefanib123
    Cjomomma, my Walmart had the MS rotary tools and blades on clearance a little while back. I started to get them since they were so cheap, but I promised myself I'd stop buying stuff just because it on sale, LOL!

    If I had known, I would have got them all for you.

    Maybe them clearing them out means they may quit making them?

    ETA: I'm in Eastern Ky, btw.
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    I wish I had known too. I didn't think about asking anyone to check their WM's for me. What part are you in. I have a sister in Lexington, Ky.

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    Martelli gets my vote.

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    I love my Ginghers.

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    I have only used the Fiskars, I think it works well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    Quote Originally Posted by stefanib123
    Cjomomma, my Walmart had the MS rotary tools and blades on clearance a little while back. I started to get them since they were so cheap, but I promised myself I'd stop buying stuff just because it on sale, LOL!

    If I had known, I would have got them all for you.

    Maybe them clearing them out means they may quit making them?

    ETA: I'm in Eastern Ky, btw.
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    I wish I had known too. I didn't think about asking anyone to check their WM's for me. What part are you in. I have a sister in Lexington, Ky.
    In a little town called Pikeville. That was about a month ago. They may have been clearing them out just because they downsized the Cricut aisle. They did have an entire big aisle with Cricut and Martha Stewart stuff, and now its like a quarter of an aisle, with no MS stuff.

    Have you checked Walmart.com?

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    Olfa & Fiskars - like them both! I have all different types, small, large, ergonomic, pinking!

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    Self closing Olfa rotary cutters are the only ones I use. If someone else comes up with a self closing one, I might give it a try. Too many furry ones to risk them getting cut due to my forgetfulness.

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    I have always used an Olfa cutter but always have had a problem even with a new blade--it seems I don't apply enough pressure when cutting and always have a few straggly threads which moves the fabric when I cut them a second time. Now that my hands are going bad, I'm going to try another brand.

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    I love my ancient Olfa, the one I bought the year they came out. I have a newer one with a retractable blade and I use it too, but my favorite is that old Olfa, the first model.

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    I have a Clover and I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam
    Martelli, but the little plastic part that holds the spring broke off. Now I use a rubber band to hold it open while cutting and closed while not in use. I need to look on line for a replacement. My friend got one on Overstock.com, but I do not remember the price.
    If you go to the Martelli sight..they will send you a replacement for free! My spring broke and they sent me a new one.

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